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F603 Spring 2018 Controversial Teachings of the Bible

Course number : F603 Spring 2018   
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Tuesdays, 2:15–3:40, Mar. 27–May 15
Instructor: Steve Goldman
Numerous texts in the Hebrew Scriptures and the New Testament pose challenges for those who consider the Bible to be a unified, divinely-inspired guidebook for humankind’s relationships with God and each other. In this course we will examine a range of controversial texts and explore the various interpretations that believers, skeptics, and those who reject the divine inspiration of these texts have offered. Some categories for analysis include the following:
  •  Difficulty understanding the meaning of the author.
  •  Difficulty understanding how to apply the teaching in a modern context.
  •  Different interpretations by different faith traditions.
  •  Conflict with ethical precepts and teachings of faith traditions.
  •  Conflict with universally accepted standards of justice.
  •  Appearance of being factually untrue.
Steven C. Goldman is the chair of OLLI’s Religious Studies Program Planning Group, and has taught numerous courses on alternative understandings of Biblical doctrine.

Class Details

8 Sessions
Weekly - Tue

Tallwood Campus

Steven Goldman 

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Schedule Information

Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s)
3/27/2018 - 5/15/2018 Weekly - Tue 2:15 PM - 3:40 PM Fairfax, Tallwood Campus  Map Steven Goldman 

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